Another month of fashion weeks has come and gone. From New York and London to Paris and Milan, we watched as the top designers in the world showcased their Fall 2018 collections — and boy, were we excited by what we saw! Animal prints, longline leather coats, and statement tights were just a few of the trends we noticed and LOVED. Without further ado, check out the hottest fashion trends from the Big Four Fashion Weeks.
Channel your inner wild child because animal prints are back! Bolder and more colourful than ever, leopard, cheetah, and zebra-inspired patterns were seen on the R13, Carolina Herrera, and Tom Ford runways at New York Fashion Week. A word of caution: this ’80s throwback is not for the lighthearted. Instead of your typical tan, beige, or black hues, these wild motifs sometimes got the neon treatment in shades of hot pink, green, and even orange. In essence, if you’re looking to make a bright statement, this is a trend you’ll want to add to your wardrobe ASAP.
One accessory that dominated Milan Fashion Week: waist belts. That’s right — this early 2000s waist-cinching look is back. Say goodbye to minimalism and hello to big and bold. If you only invest in one accessory next season, make it this throwback belt. Worn by Kaia Gerber with a jumpsuit on the Alberta Ferretti runway, with a blue patent leather coat on the Marni runway, and with a strapless mini dress on the Versace runway—to name a few—this is clearly the way to show off your figure in fall 2018.
Longline Leather Coats
Neo called — he wants his jacket back! Longline leather coats à la The Matrix were spotted all over the runway at the Big Four Fashion Weeks. From the likes of Alexander Wang and Dion Lee to Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, designers couldn’t get enough of this edgy look. Find yourself a pair of tiny black sunglasses circa the early 2000s and you’ve got that whole FBI-meets-sci-fi look totally nailed.
If the past month has taught us anything, it’s that your black pantyhose need a serious upgrade. Tights were seen on the likes of the world’s top models, including Gigi Hadid, but with a serious twist. Funky hosiery in bold colours and patterns dominated collections by Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford, Ulla Johnson, and Adam Selman. From millennial pink opaque tights to lace and mesh pantyhose, Fashion Week sent a clear message when it came to hosiery. For chic space alien vibes inspired by Gigi’s look, pair your new tights with equally bright and statement-making colours like bubblegum pink and metallic silver. Alternatively, let the tights do the talking and pair with neutrals like black or off-white (another trend seen all over the runways) for an understated look.
Whoever said athleisure is dead clearly didn’t attend any of the Big Four Fashion Weeks. Tracksuits are back in — but with a majorly chic upgrade. Unlike Puma or Adidas tracksuits worn by sports coaches, those seen on the runways are suitable for everyday wear. From Alexander Wang’s off-the-shoulder look to AREA’s glittering black two-piece ensemble, athletic wear is still very much trending. Pair with the requisite pool slide shoes or dress them up with platform sneakers, white gogo boots, or even heeled sandals. In case you need further proof, tracksuits were also seen on the runways of Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, Pyer Moss, and Juicy Couture.